Success for project members

George, Christine, Robert, Phillip, Anne, Jill, Fiona and Natalie
George, Christine, Robert, Phillip, Anne, Jill, Fiona and Natalie

A new scheme has been launched to enable people with learning difficulties to build and sustain connections with their local community.

The Bridge Project started in the Peterhead area in February 2016.

An event was held recently to give the opportunity to show family, friends and carers the brilliant work and celebrate the achievements of the Bridge Project participants.

Those involved in the project worked through 12 workshops and the programme was carefully structed to involve all participants and support the development of skills to enable the team to make their own choices and set goals.

Workshops included positive thinking, team working, preparing and cooking lunch at CFINE’s training kitchen, designing Visual Boards and preparation for work.

Goal 1 was created and this saw members establish their own ‘Blue Toon’ Fruit & Vegetable Enterprise.

The team designed their own uniforms, logo and chose the name Blue Toon fresh Fruit & Veg.

They set up a market stall at the Zion Church and sold fresh fruit and vegetables to members of the public.

Team members also enhanced their skills by getting involved in customer care, cash and stock control, problem solving and team working.

Goal 2 was then created and this was the type of voluntary work they would like to achieve.

All the team members are now working in voluntary placements in the Peterhead area and they wish to thank all the local companies that have supported them.